In “the next few days” the National Government will publish in the BOE the new restrictions that will be applied in ten of the municipalities of the Community of Madrid. This has been communicated by the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, who, to carry out this new regulation, has had the advice of the Interterritorial Health Council, given the advance of the pandemic in these areas.
These mandatory limitations will enter into force in the Madrid localities of Alcalá de Henares, Alcobendas, Alcorcón, Fuenlabrada, Getafe, Leganés, Torrejón de Ardoz, Móstoles and Parlto. In the same way, they will be imposed, also, in the entire city of Madrid.
These are the agreed standards:
1. The entry and exit of people from restricted areas is restricted. However, all those “adequately justified” displacements that occur for reasons such as attending the health center, the workplace, schools and universities, returning to the habitual residence, assistance of the elderly, minors and dependents, trips to Banks, courts or other public bodies are exempt from this prohibition.
Circulation will also be allowed for renewal of permits and official documentation, administrative procedures that cannot be postponed, exams or official tests also “cannot be postponed”, due to force majeure, among others.
2. Meetings of any activities or events of a family or social nature are limited to six people. Such restriction will be valid both in congregations on public roads and in public and private spaces, except “in the case of cohabitants and except in the case of work and institutional activities or in the case of activities in which specific limits or measures are established.”
3. The activity of the playgrounds for public use is suspended.
4. The capacity in places of worship will be one third, with a minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters.
5. The capacity at the wakes will be fifteen people in outdoor spaces or ten in closed spaces. In this case, it will not be relevant whether the attendees are cohabiting or not, since only a maximum of 15 individuals will be accepted.
6. The capacity in commercial premises and services open to the public is reduced to 50%. These, in addition, must close their facilities no later than 22:00, except for the exceptions that are foreseen.
7. The allowed capacity in hotel and catering establishments indoors is reduced to 50% and 60% outdoors. Likewise, the tables must keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters with respect to the assigned chairs and the rest of the diners. Nor will new customers be admitted after 10 pm and the closing time may not exceed 11 pm, “except for home delivery services.”
8. The capacity of driving schools, private centers of non-regulated education and training will be 50% percent.
9. In outdoor sports facilities, the maximum capacity will be 60% while indoor ones will be 50%.
10. In other activities, services and facilities: the maximum capacity will be 50%, Unless a lower one is foreseen.
11. Communities with affected municipalities will strengthen their capacities for the early detection and control of the disease. As well as in the field of health care, in accordance with the provisions of the early response plan in a scenario of control of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These eleven measures are accompanied by two other recommendations: avoid any unnecessary movement or displacement in the affected municipalities; and that autonomous communities and cities approve special action plans to control the spread of contagion in those municipalities with less than 100,000 inhabitants in which the three indicators set to act in said areas concur.